Jo calls it as it is... and has fun with it

Southport Visiter - - Nostalgia - BY ABI­GAIL GIL­LI­BRAND abi­gail.gil­li­brand@trin­i­tymir­ @AbiGil­li­brand +1 604 278 4604

CO­ME­DIAN Jo Caulfield will be com­ing to the South­port Com­edy Fes­ti­val this week with her show Older, Wiser, Smarter, Meaner.

She is head­lin­ing this Sun­day, October 8, along­side Jason Man­ford and Robin Ince, and will be per­form­ing at the Lit­tle Theatre on Hoghton Street in South­port.

The event this year has been ex­tended to 18 days mak­ing it South­port’s big­gest com­edy fes­ti­val to date.

Jo, 52, said: “I came to the com­edy fes­ti­val in South­port two years ago and I’ve per­formed at their Com­edy Club too. It is such a nice place to visit so I can’t wait to stop over and then go for a walk along the front in the morn­ing.”

She has just per­formed Older, Wiser, Smarter, Meaner at the Ed­in­burgh Fringe Fes­ti­val and said it went down re­ally well with the crowd.

She said: “The show has been re­ally good so far. I have got a lot of my ideas from my friends.

‘‘A few of them have been get­ting di­vorced and then go­ing back on the dat­ing scene.

“So they’re ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a fun new cy­cle and I’m en­joy­ing that through them.

“A lot of my con­tent is about life and re­la­tion­ships, and when I see the au­di­ence nudg­ing each other about them go­ing through the same sit­u­a­tion, I know my show is go­ing well.”

Al­though Jo makes the shows alike, no two are the same.

She said: “I like to in­ter­act with the crowd. I like to play with the au­di­ence so if they’re up for fun then it makes it good.”

Jo has fea­tured on Michael McIn­tyre and John Bishop’s TV shows and has even per­formed in New York and Las An­ge­les.

She said: “The main dif­fer­ence be­tween per­form­ing here and in the US is that the peo­ple in Eng­land are not as drunk as the ones in New York.

“When we first went there we en­tered the club and the peo­ple on the door told us it was a two-drink min­i­mum.

“We were con­fused at first but it meant that we had to buy at least two drinks whilst we were there.

“I guess it just stops peo­ple sit­ting there with wa­ter.”

And speak­ing of hav­ing a drink, Jo said: “I hope peo­ple come along and have a good time, and maybe buy me a drink af­ter­ward.”

For more de­tails and to buy tick­ets for the Com­edy Fes­ti­val go to www. south­port­com­edy fes­ti­

Jo Caulfield says she can’t wait to stop over in South­port and go for a walk along the front

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